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The Development of Trade Policies in the Asia and Pacific Region Over the Past 30 Years Since 1989

This paper reviews the main developments of trade and related policies and measures in the Asia and Pacific region during the 30 years since establishment, in 1989, of the Trade Policy Review Mechanism (TPRM). The objectives of the TPRM include facilitating the smooth functioning of the multilateral trading system by enhancing the transparency of WTO Members' trade policies.


Keywords: Trade policies, Trade restrictions, Trade policy review, Trade facilitation
JEL: F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations; F61: International Economics / Economic Impacts of Globalization / Economic Impacts of Globalization: Microeconomic Impacts; F14: International Economics / Trade / Empirical Studies of Trade
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